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Description - The Mexicans by Floyd Merrell

A vivid cultural panorama of perhaps the mos diverse society in Latin America: Mexico. This historical overview of Mexico explores at every opportunity what it is that makes contemporary Mexico the fascinating and vibrant melange of cultures that it is. Embracing an exuberant array of ethnic diversityincluding Amerindian, African-American, and European culturesMexico is emblematic of much of the clash and combination of cultures that characterizes virtually all of Latin America, from the earliest European conquest and colonization to the present day, The Mexicans: A Sense of Culture captures and reveals the intriguing complexities of daily life in Mexico, from its artistic pursuits to its political and economic patterns.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813340449
ISBN-10: 0813340446
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Floyd Merrell

Floyd Merrell is Professor of Spanis h and Semiotics in the Department of Foreign Langu ages and Literature at Purdue University. He is a Visiting Distinguished Professor at the Pontifica Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo (Brazil). His fields of specialization include contemporary Spa nish-American prose and Latin American culture and civilization. His many books include Sobre I as Culturas y Civilizaciones Latinoamericanas (On Latin American Cultures and Civilizations).